Committing myself to genealogy research.
My job has to do with teaching people how to make money on the Internet, so I decided to follow my own advice and create a website and a blog with that in mind. One of the fundamental principles is to choose a topic you are passionate about. So I chose family history.
So far, I have been focusing on family histories, not really doing more research. But now I have decided to do just that. So this will be my journal of my research, and from my website and my blog I will send traffic here as well.
Here are some notes as to why I am interested in certain surnames:
Harris: This is my legal surname, obtained by being adopted by my stepfather.
Lawrence: This is the surname of my natural father. I am interested in both Harris and Lawrence lines because they both have given me much heritage.
Christensen: This is the surname of two grandparents. My maternal grandfather was Lloyd S. Christensen of Salt Lake City, Utah. His wife, Ethel, has a grandfather of the surname Christensen.
Barrett: This surname is from my Grandma Ethel (see above), her mother's maiden name.
Palmer: This is my wife's maiden name.
I have four family history books. Reading these books is what has turned me on to family history.
My first few plans are to gather these books and other genealogical information I have, and then read the lessons at http://www.familyhistoryquickstart.com/